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It is for the first time in history that Ukraine’s capital would host the final of the most prestigious European Club Football Tournament . The “head-to-head” battle between the greatest European teams will take place at the Kyiv Olimpiysky stadium to be broadcast live on Football 1 TV Channel.
Football1/Football2 TV Channels have been awarded the host broadcaster status which enables them to fully produce the female Champions League Final and to be presented as partners at the UEFA Champions Fest bound to be held on Khreshchatyk Street on 24-27 May. A special Football 1/Football 2 zone would help viewers immerse themselves in the football television world , take on roles of hosts, commentators and experts.
“Winning the host broadcaster status was not an easy task at all. We used to broadcast the Champions League matches but the final is quite a different story. A great number of issues were to be arranged and agreed with UEFA. The female Champions League matches would be broadcast worldwide by nobody else but us and we had made every effort to achieve this, - said Oleksandr Denysov , Director, Football 1/Football 2, - We invite all and everyone to visit the Champions League Fan Festival where our location would become a virtual tour of a TV station enabling each of you to take a role of hosts for shows, such as Velykyi Futbol (Big Football) or of a football player interviewed directly after a match or a live broadcast director. projects Besides, photo sessions would be offered as well as conversations with personalities from Velykyi Futbol and other, such as Football NEWS, Typ. ONLINE , Champions League Night and others.
All guests of the Football1/Football 2 fan zones would have a chance to make a picture signed by UEFA ambassadors and football stars. All those activities would be also accessible for people with disabilities due to wheel chair ramps.
On May 25 the Fan Festival zone would become the venue for a Champions Tournament scoring legends of teams such as Real, Liverpool, also legends of the Champions League and the team of Andriy Shevchenko’s friends. The tournament would include two semi-finals , a match for the third and fourth places and the final at last. Football1/Football 2 would broadcast live all the matches.
On May 26 The Football Channels Tournament would be held scoring teams, such as Real and Liverpool fans, a veteran team and the Football Channels team. The matches are scheduled to start at 1.15 AM.
In the course of the Kyiv Champions League Final the Football 1/ Football 2 airtime would be fully and completely devoted to the world most prestigious club tournament.
On May 23 the audience would have a rare chance of being present at the pre-match press conferences and trainins sessions of both Wolfsburg and Lion alike, both female teams.
On May 24 – their final’s date - a special studio would lunch its operations hosted by Alla Bubliy and Yevhen Levchenko, with experts invited, such as Iya Andrushchak, Olga Ovdiychuk and Kateryna Monzul and journalists, such as Elia Ivanyukovych and Vlada Shcheglova.
The final match would start at 6.45 P.M. worked by Andriy Stolyarchuk.
The next day would make all viewers focus their attention on the male (?) Champions League final and again Football1/Football 2 would broadcast all and everything ranging from the match as such to after match celebrations.
With the final male match starting at 7 P.M. on May 26 Champions League Night Studio hosted by Vitaliy Pletzak would start its telecast 2 hours before the event ; invited would be experts, such as Viacheslav Shevchuk and Mykhailo Metreveli. The match would be worked by Viktor Vatzko.
“This is my fourth final and it is a matter of honour for any commentator to work the final match. I am of the opinion the Champions League Final is on par with the World Cup and European Cup. This is the biggest tournament on the club level. I am grateful to the Football TV Channel for the opportunity and chance offered to me. Apart from the honour vested it is sure a great responsibility, for the match is to be held in my native country and in the city that has become my home”,said Viktor Vatzko.
Champions Fest, a special project bound to start at 10.20 A.M. directly following Football News would become a key element of the four day marathon.
The four day marathon would be summed in Velykyi Futbol show hosted by Oleksandr Denysov on May 27.